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Oatfield Farm - Farmhouse renovation & oak frame extension

Latest planning permission and building regulations approval for a dilapidated 19th century Cornish farmhouse and barns.  The building itself is a traditional double storey granite fronted farmhouse which not only needs restoring, renovating, and upgrading but the owners also wish to re-model and extend to meet their needs in both layout and design to provide a light and airy family home.


The proposed scheme completely re-configures the layout of the internal farmhouse, converts the barn to form a traditional farmhouse kitchen and utility with A-frame exposed oak trusses and glazed ridge as well as a double height green oak frame side extension and single storey rear addition.  A small oak frame and granite stone entrance porch will be formed to provide shelter when entering the house. The double storey side extension will be formed in oak frame and will incorporate a large lounge and sunroom at ground level and master bedroom with ensuite, and dressing room with exposed oak trusses over.  An oak frame balcony to the west allows the owners to enjoy the expansive countryside views from the first floor.  


Building regulations included detailed construction drawings to ensure the renovation was sustainable, super insulated and airtight.  The building materials have low embodied energy.  The roof of the property will be covered with traditional natural slate with the original stonework repointed with natural lime. The extensions will be finished with natural timber cladding with natural slate roof covering to match the main farmhouse.   A ground source heat pump will heat the water and property via underfloor heating. Externally the grounds will be landscaped including forming two patio areas to enjoy the sunshine whilst taking in the views over the local countryside.


This stunning eco self-build renovation is due to begin shortly, watch this space…

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